2015 Speeches by Wachler & Associates PC

“The Changing Medicare Audit Landscape: Legislative Updates and OMHA Initiatives Impacting the Medicare Appeals Process,” presented by Andrew Wachler with Nancy Griswold, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Medicare Hearings & Appeals (OMHA), and Kimberly Brandt, Chief Healthcare Investigative Counsel, Senate Finance Committee (December 8, 2015).

“Liability and Compliance in the EHR Era,” presented by Andrew B. Wachler to St. Mary’s Hospital in Livonia, MI (October 28, 2015).

“The 2016 Proposed Two-Midnight Rule: New Impacts on Admissions and Audits,” presented to RAC University (August 19, 2015).

“Identifying Overpayments: The New Slippery Slope,” presented to RAC Monitor (August 17, 2015).

“2016 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Proposed Rule for the Two-Midnight Rule: Back to the Future,” presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (July 13, 2015).

“Chasing Ambulance Reimbursement: Understanding the False Claims Act,”presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (May 18, 2015).

“Medicare Audits and Appeals: Fixing a System That is Still Broken,”presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (May 4, 2015).

“Who Judges the ALJs?” presented by Andrew B. Wachler to RAC Monitor (April 27, 2015).

“CMS Contractors’ Renewed Audit Focus: Audit Risk Areas, Successful Appeal Strategies, and Compliance for Part B and Non-Hospital Part A Providers,”presented by Andrew B. Wachler and Lester Perling to the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) 19th Annual Compliance Institute in Lake Buena Vista, FL (April 19-22, 2015).

“Provider Audit Contractors,” presented by Andrew B. Wachler on a panel with Kimberly Brandt and Mark Korpela to the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues (March 25-27, 2015).

“Preparing for and Surviving a Medicare Audit,” presented by Kevin Miserez to the Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA (March 19, 2015).

“Physician and Patient Appeal Rights in the Face of Commercial & Medicaid Managed Care Adverse Actions,” presented by Andrew B. Wachler and moderated by Reesa N. Handelsman to the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section (January 21, 2015).

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